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ZIP Code 48217

Primary City:Detroit, MI (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Boynton
County: Wayne County
Timezone: Eastern (5:09pm)
Area code: 313 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.28, -83.15
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 48217

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 48217. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 48217. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 48217, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Detroit, MI
Unacceptable:
Delray

Stats and Demographics for the 48217 ZIP Code

ZIP code 48217 is located in southeast Michigan and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 48217 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 48217 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,210
Population Density 3,591 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,977
Median Home Value $53,100
Land Area 2.29 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,216
Median Household Income $26,705

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male29121926936526623521824724725634724819810986909479
Female266253281299260221252231237301339312216165149190194180
Total557472550664526456470478484557686560414274235280288259

Gender

 Male 3,864 47%
 Female 4,346 53%
Gender

Race

 White 898 10.9%
 Black Or African American 6,625 80.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 31 0.4%
 Asian 7 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 448 5.5%
 Two Or More Races 200 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner30118247434396288397195
Renter83213247253198613422
Total113331494687594349431217

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 728 23%
 Single Guardian 1,273 40%
 Singles 1,072 33%
 Singles With Roommate 143 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,244 70%
 Households with Kids 972 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7544675438454446466445475459747471737352
Female4947545448494956516163466447516560655860
Total124911211088694931029712510893118106125139131138131112

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 48217 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 48217 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1940s. Looking at 48217 real estate data, the median home value of $53,100 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 48217 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 48217 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 48217 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,206 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,029 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,076 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,111 28%
 Households Vacant 761 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 167 21.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 16 2.1%
 For Sale Only 27 3.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 0.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 11 1.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 535 70.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 259 22%
 2 Bedroom 351 30%
 3+ Bedroom 549 47%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $26,705 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 48217 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 48217 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 48217 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 48217 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,368 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 878 14%
 No Earnings 4,169 65%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,368 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 878 14%
 No Earnings 4,169 65%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,683 89.5%
 Public transportation 122 6.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 75 4.0%
 Worked at Home 1 0.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 657 24%
 High School Graduate 1,812 68%
 Associate's degree 42 2%
 Bachelor's degree 124 5%
 Master's degree 48 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,129 85.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 0.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 182 13.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 48217

ZIP Code 48217 is in the Pierre Toussaint Academy. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 48217.

Pierre Toussaint Academy
2450 South Beatrice St
Detroit, MI 48217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pierre Toussaint Academy
Voyageur Academy
4321 North Military
Detroit, MI 48217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Voyageur Academy
Mark Twain Elementary-Middle School
12800 Visger St
Detroit, MI 48217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit City School District

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